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by United States. Office of the Quartermaster General; United States. War Department
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TM 10-440 The Blacksmith And The Welder, 1941-06-16 Prepared under direction of The Quartermaster General Paragraph Section I. General. General 1 Glossary 2 II. Blacksmithing. General 3 Forge 4 Anvil 5 Tools 6 Procedure of forging 7 Heat treating 8 Fires 9 Basic shaping operations 10 Calculation of stock for bent shapes 11 Unit forging operations 12 III. Gas welding and cutting. General 13 Safety precautions 14 Equipment 15 Acetylene 16 Oxygen 17 Regulators 18 Welding torches 19 Setting up...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War II, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks,...
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CMH Pub 72-7 Papua: The U.S. Army Campaigns of World War II by Charles Robert Anderson. "Provides one in a series of 40 illustrated brochures that describe the campaigns in which U.S. Army troops participated during the war. Each brochure describes the strategic setting, traces the operations of the major American units involved, and analyzes the impact of the campaign on future operations." GPO Stock Number: 008-029-00235-3 ISBN: 0160358833 Digitized by the U.S. Army Center of...
Topics: The US Army Campaigns of WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Papua New Guinea, United...
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by Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966, author; Steele, James M; Naval War College (U.S.) issuing body; Naval History & Heritage Command (U.S.); United States. Pacific Command
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Command Summary of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN Nimitz "Graybook" 7 December 1941 – 31 August 1945 Volume 4 of 8 Running Estimate and Summary maintained by CINCPAC staff covering the period 1 July 1943 to 31 December 1943 The 8 volumes are paginated as follows: Volume 1 (7 December 1941 to 31 August 1942): pages 1 - 861 Volume 2 (1 September 1942 to 31 December 1942): pages 862 – 1262 Volume 3 (1 January 1943 to 30 June 1943): pages 1263 – 1612 Volume 4 (1 July 1943 to...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966, United States. Navy,...
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by U.S. Army. European Command. Historical Division
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DA Pam 20-290 Terrain Factors in the Russian Campaign "Compiled from a series of reports written especially for the Historical Division, EUCOM, by several former German generals. All of these officers had extensive combat experience during World War II, especially on the eastern front." Republished as CMH Pub 104-5. Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center. http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/
Topics: DA pam, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945, Great Patriotic War, World War, 1939-1945 --...
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by Quantock, David E; Army War College (U.S.)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS ABSTRACT iii LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS vii DISASTER AT SAVO ISLAND, 1942 1 THE BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND 1 STRATEGIC OVERVIEW 1. KEY FIGURES/COMPOSITION/DISPOSITION OF ALLIED/JAPANESE FORCES 4 JAPANESE COMPOSITION/DISPOSITION OF FORCES 4 ALLIED COMPOSITION/DISPOSITION OF FORCES 6 THE BATTLE 8 ESSENCE OF THE DEBACLE 12 COMMAND AND CONTROL 12 COMMAND CLIMATE 15 CONTRIBUTING CAUSES 15 DOCTRINE 15 OPERATION SHOESTRING 16 PROTECTION OF THE CARRIER BATTLE GROUP 17 THE ART OF SURPRISE 18...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American, United States. Navy, World War, 1939-1945...
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U.S. Army Signal Corps Specification 71-914B Radio Receivers BC-312-( ) and BC- 342- ( ) 1943-10-15 "The radio receivers are of the multi-band, Integral coil, superheterodyne type intended for field, permanent - station and vehicular use, and provide reception of "GW" or "voice" signals. Radio Receiver BC-312-( ) is operated from a d-c power source of 11-15 volts, and includes Dynamotor DM-21-( ) for supplying the plate and screen voltages. Radio Receiver BC-3l2-{ ) is...
Topics: WWII, BC-312, BC-342, United States. Army, World War II, World War, 1939-1945, Radio, Military --...
FM 4-110 Coast Artillery Field Manual, Antiaircraft Artillery, Gunnery, Fire Control, and Position Finding, Antiaircraft Guns 1940-08-10 "This manual treats of the theory and practice of gunnery, fire control, and position finding for antiaircraft artillery guns. A knowledge of the fundamentals of exterior ballistics and gunnery as covered in FM 4-10 will be helpful in understanding similar fundamentals as applied to antiaircraft gunnery. Table of contents: position finding, fire control,...
Topics: WWII, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United States. Army, US Army, Field...
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by United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film #2104. Silent German footage of Dieppe Raid in 1942. National Archives description: "MS British Tommies (prisoners) marching thru city. CU Surrendered British Tommies. CU Wonnded Tommy prisoner. CU Shoulder packs of Canadian troops. LS PAN Bombed debris at Dieppe, including captured rifles, other armament, munitions & equipment. Lone line of surrendered British Tommies marching thru street of Dieppe; natives observing in BG. LS Down country road: Hundreds...
Topics: WWII, Newsreel, World War II, Dieppe Raid, 1942, World War, 1939-1945, World War, 1939-1945 --...
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by United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Service
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Intelligence Bulletin Vol 02 No 06 February 1944 Intelligence bulletin MILITARY INTELLIGENCE DIVISION War Department WASHINGTON 25, D.C. Vol. 2 No. 6 February 1944 TABLE OF CONTENTS Part One: Japan Notes on Japanese Jungle Defense Section I. Introduction II. Tactics 1. General a. Organization of Terrain b. Fire Plans c. Use of Snipers 2. Infantry a. Advance Outposts b. Company Attack c. Ambushes d. Use of Fire e. Machine-gun Positions 3. Against Tanks a. General b. Use of "Tank...
Topics: Intelligence Bulletin, World War II, World War, 1939-1945, WWII, US Army, Field Manual, United...
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by Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966, author; Steele, James M; Naval War College (U.S.) issuing body; Naval History & Heritage Command (U.S.); United States. Pacific Command
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Command Summary of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN Nimitz "Graybook" 7 December 1941 – 31 August 1945 Volume 3 of 8 Running Estimate and Summary maintained by Captain James M. Steele, USN, CINCPAC staff at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, covering the period 1 January 1943 to 30 June 1943 The 8 volumes are paginated as follows: Volume 1 (7 December 1941 to 31 August 1942): pages 1 - 861 Volume 2 (1 September 1942 to 31 December 1942): pages 862 – 1262 Volume 3 (1 January 1943 to 30 June...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Sources, Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966, World War,...
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by Official Marine Corps Recordings
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Digitized by AFRTS Archive . More WWII audio uploads are in the WWII Era Audio Recordings collection.
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, Armed Forces Network, World War II, The Mosquito Network, OTR, United...
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FM 18-5 Tank Destroyer Field Manual, Organization And Tactics Of Tank Destroyer Units 1942-06-16 "This manual contains doctrines for the training and combat employment of tank destroyer battalions and groups. It is prepared for the guidance of units that will be equipped with materiel now being developed; units equipped with substitute materiel must interpret and modify the provisions of this manual to fit their particular needs. Furthermore, methods of application must be adapted to the...
Topics: WWII, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Field Manual, US Army, United States....
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Naval Photographic Center film #2743. National Archives description "GV From stern of DD: DD underway in BG; USS ENTERPRISE (CV-6) underway in EBG; other DD"s in BG. GV PAN Units of the fleet: DD"s; the ENTERPRISE in FG (with 5" guns pointed skyward). LS The ENTERPRISE underway. MS Same. Misc. scenes on board- crossing the Line ceremony. CU ADM HALSEY and 2 other Officers on Adm"s bridge, looking over map. CU ADM HALSEY wearing 3 stars. MS Night shot: 5" guns...
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Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Marshall Islands, United States. Navy, World War,...
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by United States. Army
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War Department Orientation Film # OF-22. No description from the National Archives. Film catalog description: "This film stresses the job of the occupation soldier in Germany, with emphasis on a 'be firm but fair' Policy. This film depicts the problems facing the soldier in Germany and offers a solution to the question of what attitude he should have toward the Germans." National Archives Identifier: 36083 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you...
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Topics: Reconstruction (1939-1951) -- Germany, WWII, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945, US Army,...
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by United States. Naval Construction Battalion, 78th
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Battalion Log, U.S. 78th Naval Construction Battalion "This book has been prepared especially for the members of the Seventy Eighth Naval Construction Battalion and their families and friends. Some of the material contained here is not suitable for general release to the public press and radio until the end of the war. It is requested that none of the contents be made available to the public press or radio. This book is made possible from proceeds derived from Ship's Store profits, and at...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War, 1939-1945 -- Engineering And...
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by Official Marine Corps Recordings
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Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, Armed Forces Network, The Mosquito Network, World War II, Iwo Jima,...
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by United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Division
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MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE, WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON D. C. SPECIAL SERIES No. 25 Japanese Field Artillery, October 15, 1944 "A salient feature of the organization of Japanese artillery prior to the outbreak of the present war was the absence of any adequate provision for the control of artillery by higher echelons. Preponderant, indeed almost exclusive, employment of artillery in the role of a forward infantry-support weapon justified, in the minds of Japanese staff officers, the...
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Topics: Special Series, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, WWII, United States. Army, World...
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by United States. War Department. General Staff
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FM 72-20 War Department Field Manual, Jungle Warfare 1944-10-27 "In jungle warfare, the soldier often fights two enemies: man and nature. The elimination of nature as an enemy and the use of the jungle itself as an ally are training objectives fully as important as the elimination of the human enemy. The soldier must be trained not to fight the jungle; he must be capable of living successfully in it and making it work for him against the human enemy. Health, hygiene, sanitation, jungle...
Topics: WWII, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, World War, 1939-1945, Field Manual, United...
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by United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film #15743 National Archives description "1) MS Beached LCI; bow doors open. 2) LA MS Men on LST looking over railing. 3) MS Wreckage on beach; soldier walking about on beach. 4) HA MLS Army DUKW entering water; beached LCI in BG; soldiers in BG. 5) MS LST with bow doors open. 6) MCU DUKW underway. 7) LS LCT ramp down; army trucks coming from LCT onto beach. 8) MS Truck underway. 9) HA MS Army half-truck coming from bow of LST soldiers. 10) MLS Truck coming from...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France,...
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by United States. War Dept. General Staff; United States. War Dept
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FM 101-5 Staff Officers' Field Manual, the Staff and Combat Orders 1940-08-14 "Staff Officers' Field Manual, the Staff and Combat Orders, is published for the information and guidance of all concerned. This manual and FM 101-10, Staff Officers' Field Manual - Organization, Technical and Logistical Data, are compilations of information and data to be used as a guide for the operations in the field of the general staff or a similar staff group of all units in peace and war." Digitized...
Topics: WWII, Field Manual, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, World War, 1939-1945, World...
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by Richardson, Eudora Ramsay, 1892-1973; Allan, Sherman, joint author; Quartermaster School (U.S.)
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Quartermaster Supply in the European Theater of Operations in World War II Volume VI: Salvage and Services, part 1 "Volume VI discusses salvage and service. The salvage program opened new sources of supply to the armies. Collection of enemy materials, which is as old as the axiom which entitles the victors to claim the spoils, brought equipment immediately needed and also the idea for the development of useful items." Quartermaster Supply in the European Theater of Operations in World...
Topics: Quartermaster Supply in the European Theater of Operations in World War II, United States. -- Army...
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FM 6-40 War Department Field Manual, Field Artillery, Gunnery [Including C 1 and C 2] 1945-06-01 "This FM describes elementary ballistics, effects of projectiles and fuze action, dispersion, the firing battery (initial laying, commands, and reports; fire commands and their execution), and observed fires." Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center. http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/
Topics: WWII, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United States. Army, US Army, Field...
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Extracted from U.S. Army film "General Patton Address Officers Of 5th Division, Villers (?), France; Christmas Train, Epinal, France ; 200,000th Prisoner-Of-War Taken By 1st Army, Near Herbesthal, Belgium, 11/04/1944 " National Archives Identifier: 16444 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself....
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Belgium,...
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by United States. Army Signal Corps’ Army Pictorial Service
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The Army-Navy Screen Magazine Number 25, 1944 01 Munda Outpost : Short film about African-American Army engineers in the Pacific Theater. They are stationed on Munda in the Solomon Islands and are building an airstrip. 02 Strictly G.I. - Honorable Discharge : Short film about a surplus jeep that is decommissioned and used on a Kansas ranch to help round up cattle. 03 The Eastern Front : Short film about the Soviet Army and Stalingrad. 04 Private Snafu - A Lecture On Camouflage : Short animated...
Topics: The Army-Navy Screen Magazine, World War II, Jeep, Ranching, World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation,...
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by United States. Army Air Forces
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1944 United States Army Air Forces film #TF 1-3389, Flak.  Animation by Walt Disney. There is a slightly different print in the Internet Archive Feature Films. https://archive.org/details/Flak_ AAF description "FLAK ( TF 1-3389 ) — Treats of three types of enemy antiaircraft fire, the technique employed in their projection and the evasive action recommended for each type." National Archives description "This film provides an in-depth look at the weapons and methods of German...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, German, Air defenses -- Germany, World War,...
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by United States. Army Air Forces
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National Archives description "MS High angle interior of gutted church, as the scene opens a Catholic priest walks from underneath the choir loft, at his side are four Japanese children. Priest removes his cap and kneels in prayer. MLS Pan down from SE corner of church tower to floor of church, where same action takes place. MS priest looks around the gutted interior while at his side stand the four children. MLS Pan low angle showing SE corner of church tower; then slow pan down past...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army Air Forces, World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan,...
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by United States. Dept. of the Army; Kennedy, R.M
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DA Pam 20-255 German Campaign in Poland (1939) "Department of the Army pamphlet 20-255. The German attack on Poland precipitated World War II, making the Polish campaign one of particular significance to the student of the 1939-45 conflict. The lessons learned by the German Army in its operations in Poland were put to use in the later campaigns against the western Allies, the Balkan states, and the Soviet Union. Poland also formed the testing ground for new theories on the use of armored...
Topics: DA pam, German Report series, World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland, World War II, United States. -- Army...
National Archives Description: "At Rhein Main AFB, Frankfurt, Germany, a 3/4 ton truck and Jeep start to drive into C-130 plane. LA, Rhein Main AFB tower. Baggage being loaded onto plane. VS, equipment, caskets, and boxes standing by plane. CU, on box "Operation Climax, Libyan Desert" Wheelus Air Base, Tripoli, Libia. Team leaving terminal building. CU, sign: "Welcome to Wheelus Air Base, Passenger Terminal". An AFN reporter interviewing Capt. Myron C. Fuller, Chief...
Topics: WWII, World War II, Libya (Africa) nation, Hercules (Turboprop transports), World War, 1939-1945 --...
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Soviet army film of Auschwitz liberation  in January 1945. More information is available at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum . No National Archives description. National Archives Identifier: 22321 listed as Prosecution Exhibit 228, 229 Concentration Camps, Auschwitz ca 1941 - ca 1945 h30.
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities, World War II,...
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by United States. War Department. General staff. [from old catalog]
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MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE, WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington DC, SPECIAL SERIES No. 17 German Doctrine Of The Stabilized Front, August 15, 1943 "German policy has consistently emphasized the development of highly mobile armies, and Germany's military successes have been gained in wars of maneuver. During the past 25 years the German High Command has become thoroughly convinced of the soundness of the Schlieffen theories of movement, envelopment, and annihilation, especially since Germany's...
Topics: Special Series, Defensive (Military science), Fortification -- Germany, Siege warfare, United...
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by Reeder, Red, 1902-; United States. War Department. General Staff
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"The attached lessons learned in the tactics of jungle warfare were obtained from the United States Marines and Infantry on Guadalcanal and are a result of interviews which are attached in the document. There is an attachment to this document (a training bulletin) titled "Close-up of Guadalcanal, October-November 1942: verbatim statements of participants" written February 1, 1943. Sections include leadership and use of staff, control, characteristics of this individual soldier,...
Topics: WWII, United States. -- Marine Corps -- Division, 1st -- History, World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal...
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by United States. Army Air Forces. Office of Flying Safety; United States. Army Air Forces. Office of Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Training
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Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army Air Forces, Field Manual, World War II, Technical...
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by United States. Navy
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U.S. Navy wartime training film for U.S. Marines in the Pacific Theater. Shows the effects and prevention of tsutsugamushi AKA scrub typhus. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, Training Film, World War II, United States. Navy, Ticks, Tick-borne...
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by United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film #7689. Shows Nazi bomber-launched guided missile tests in 1941. Film's title cards: "Hs 293 mit Antrieb" "Technische Daten des Triebwerks: Schub 300 kg Dauer 16 sec Ziel der Entwicklung: Schub 600 kg Dauer 10 sec "Abwurfverfahren fur Hs 293 mit Antrieb" Abwurf am 25.7.1941 W.-Nr. 52 V 3 Abwurfhohe 755 m Abwurfentfernung 5100 m Treffentfernung 3300m Hs 293 V3 W.-Nr. 135 mit Antrieb V34 30.11.31 1234 Aufnahme Versuchsträger Hs 293 V3 W.-Nr....
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, German, World War II, World War, 1939-1945, Guided...
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CMH Pub 10-22 The Corps Of Engineers: The War Against Germany by Alfred M. Beck, Abe Bortz, Charles W. Lynch, Lida Mayo, and Ralph F. Weld. First published, 1985. GPO Number: 008-029-00131-4 "Engineer operations during the campaigns in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and northwest Europe." Digitized by the U.S. Army Center of Military History: http://www.history.army.mil
Topics: The U.S. Army in World War II: The Technical Services, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe,...
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TM 9-1750F Ordnance Maintenance: Power Unit for Medium Tanks M3A4 and M4A4 1943-04-06 "This manual is published for the information and guidance of ordnance maintenance personnel. It contains detailed instructions for inspection, disassembly, assembly, maintenance, and repair of the power unit for Medium Tanks M3A4 and M4A4, supplementary to those in the field and technical manuals prepared for the using arms. Additional descriptive matter and illustrations are included to aid in providing...
Topics: WWII, M3 Stuart Tank, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Technical Manual, World...
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by United States. Army. Services of Supply; United States. War Department
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TM 9-345 155-MM Gun Materiel, M1917, M1918 and Modifications 1942-07-15 "In addition to a description of the 155-mm guns, M1917, M1917A1 and M1918MI; the 155-mm gun carriages, M1917, M1918, M1917A1, M1918A1, M2 and M3; the 155-mm gun carriage limbers, M1917, M1918, M1917A1 and M1918A1; and the heavy carriage limber, M3, this manual contains technical information required for the identification, use, and care of the materiel." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections)...
Topics: WWII, Howitzers -- United States -- Maintenance and repair -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Technical...
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by United States. Army. Corps of Engineers; United States. War Dept
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1932 Engineer Field Manual Volume II MILITARY ENGINEERING (TENTATIVE) PART ONE COMMUNICATIONS "Engineer Field Manual, Volume II, Military Engineering, is a compendium of technical information and suggestions as to the conduct of the most common operations undertaken by engineer troops in the theater of operations. The user of this manual should recognize that local conditions in the field will always profoundly affect the application of the principles and formulas given herein. The manual...
Topics: Field Manual, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United States. Army, US Army,...
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by Laurie, Clayton D. (Clayton David), 1954-; Center of Military History
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CMH Pub 72-20 Rome-Arno: The U.S. Army Campaigns of World War II by Clayton D. Laurie. "Provides one in a series of 40 illustrated brochures that describe the campaigns in which U.S. Army troops participated during the war. Each brochure describes the strategic setting, traces the operations of the major American units involved, and analyzes the impact of the campaign on future operations." GPO Stock Number: 008-029-00276-1 ISBN: 0160420857 ISBN-13: 978-0160420856 Digitized by the...
Topics: The US Army Campaigns of WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy, United States. Army, US...
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by United States. War Department
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TM 55-271 Operation of Railroads: Diesel-Electric Locomotives 1944-11-13. CONTENTS CHAPTER PAGE 1 Introduction 1 2 Elementary Electricity 7 3 Ohm's Law 21 4 Electrical Power Measurements 32 5 Principles of a Generator 43 6 Transmission Equipment 63 7 Diesel Engine Cycles 93 8 Combustion Principles 101 9 Fuel-Injection Nozzles 116 10 Fuel-Injection Pumps 127 11 Lubrication and Cooling Systems 163 12 Governors 181 13 Supercharging and Turbo-Charging 191 14 Am Filtration and Auxiliary Equipment...
Topics: Technical Manual, World War, 1939-1945 -- Transportation, Field Manual, World War, 1939-1945, World...
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by Fisch, Arnold G; Center of Military History
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CMH Pub 72-35 Ryukus: The U.S. Army Campaigns of World War II by Arnold G. Fisch, Jr. Published by U.S. Army Center of Military History, CMH Pub 72-35 "Provides one in a series of 40 illustrated brochures that describe the campaigns in which U.S. Army troops participated during the war. Each brochure describes the strategic setting, traces the operations of the major American units involved, and analyzes the impact of the campaign on future operations." GPO Stock Number:...
Topics: The US Army Campaigns of WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island, World...
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by United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Service
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Intelligence Bulletin Vol. 3 No 11 July 1945 Intelligence Bulletin MILITARY INTELLIGENCE DIVISION War Department Washington 25, D. C. VOL III, NO. 11 July 1945 TABLE OF CONTENTS THE "HUMAN" AT MINE COMBAT METHODS OF SMALL RAIDING PARTIES COMBAT LESSONS FROM OKINAWA TOMBSTONE HILL THE MOST EFFECTIVE JAP TANK HOW TO FIGHT AMERICANS — A Jap Commander's Pep Talk JAP WEATHER JAPS' BOOBY-TRAP AMMUNITION DUMPS IWO JIMA WAS READY — Japanese Plans for Defense LOST IN THE BURMA JUNGLE A JAP...
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Topics: Intelligence Bulletin, WWII, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Area, Field...
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by United States. War Department
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TM 5-255 Aviation Engineers 1944-04-15 CONTENTS PART ONE TROOPS Paragraphs Chapter 1. Scope 1-3 2. Mission 4-9 3. Organization and duties 10-28 4. Scope of training 29-38 V Airborne aviation engineers 39-46 PART TWO CONSTRUCTION Chapter 6. Construaion in theater of operations 47-52 7. General criteria for airdromes 53-59 8. Reconnaissance and site seleaion 60-65 9. Advanced landing fields 66-73 10. Planning field airdromes 74-84 11. Soils 85-100 12. Materials 101-111 13. Clearing, grading, and...
Topics: WWII, Aeronautics, Military, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945 --...
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by United States. Air Sea Rescue Agency
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Air Sea Rescue Bulletin Volume 1, Nos. 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 1944-1945 [you are here] Air Sea Rescue Bulletin V.1, Nos. 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 1944-1945 Air Sea Rescue Bulletin V.2, Nos. 1-4, 1945 Air Sea Rescue Bulletin V.3, Nos. 2-6, 1946 Digitized by Google.
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by United States. Army. Ordnance Department; Ordnance School (U.S.)
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TM 9-2005 Ordnance Materiel - General, Volume 3: Infantry and Cavalry Accompanying Weapons Field Artillery, 1942-12 "This chapter deals with mortars, minor-caliber cannon, and antitank materiel. These are the weapons which are provided to augment the fire of rifles and machine guns." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections) http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/
Topics: WWII, World War II, World War, 1939-1945, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Field...
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by United States. War Department; United States. War Department. General Staff
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FM 30-38 Basic Field Manual, Military Intelligence, Identification of Japanese Aircraft 1942-03-16 (OBSOLETE) "The following illustrations with explanatory data relative to Japanese aircraft are published for distribution. They will be used for instruction of officers and men in appearance and general characteristics of Japanese aircraft." Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center. http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/
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by United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film # 13078. National Archives description "1) AV F4U"s (Corsairs) in flight over Okinawa (SV). 2) AV Same P-38 in FG. 3) MS F4U in flight with napalm bombs beneath fuselage. 4) AV Fire-bomb attack on southern Okinawa: Smoke and flames rise from exploding bombs. 5) AV F4U"s fly over rugged terrain dropping fire bombs near crest of mountains (SV). 6) AV Smoke and flames rise from exploding fire bombs (G). 7) AV F4U in flight after dropping napalm bombs...
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by United States. War Department
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FM 7-40 Infantry Field Manual, Rifle Regiment 1942-02-09 "This manual deals primarily with the tactical employment of the infantry rifle regiment. The instructions are also applicable in many respects to other types of infantry regiments. The procedures indicated in this manual should be considered as guides and not as fixed methods; this manual should be studied in conjunction with FM 100-5 and FM 7-5. This document provides information on the regimental commander, regimental headquarters...
Topics: WWII, Shooting, Military, Firearms, Rifles -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United States. -- Army --...
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by United States. Army
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No National Archives description. Date and title is from information from film's slate. Extracted from U.S. Army film "Paris [No.] 445, War CrimesTrials, Nuremberg, Germany ; Paris. [No.] 351, D P Zionist Demonstration Frankfurt, Germany ; Paris [No.] 369, Execution Or War Criminals, Landsberg, Germany, 12/12/1945" National Archives Identifier: 19403 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files,...
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by United States. Army
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1948 U.S. Army professional medical film # PMF 5047. "This film is a summary of experience gained in the prevention and treatment of neuropsychiatric cases in World War II." Part of it is a dramatized version of the  U.S. Army Film Bulletin FB #184 Psychiatric Procedures In The Combat Area: https://archive.org/details/FB-184 , which is disturbing and not dramatized. National Archives Identifier: 36102 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend...
Topics: WWII, War -- Relief Of Sick And Wounded, World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical Care -- United States,...
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by United States. War Department; United States. Army. Ordnance Department
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TM 9-1750E Ordnance Maintenance - Guiberson Diesel T1400 Engine, Series 3, for Medium Tanks M3 and M4 and Related Gun Motor Carriages 1942-09-25 "This manual is published for the information and guidance of ordnance maintenance personnel. It contains detailed instructions for inspection, disassembly, assembly, maintenance and repair of the Guiberson Diesel Engine, Model T1400, Series 3. Section XII of this manual lists all Standard Nomenclature Lists, Technical Manuals and other...
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by Andradé, Dale; Center of Military History
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CMH Pub 72-28 Luzon: The U.S. Army Campaigns of World War II by Dale Andrade. "Provides one in a series of 40 illustrated brochures that describe the campaigns in which U.S. Army troops participated during the war. Each brochure describes the strategic setting, traces the operations of the major American units involved, and analyzes the impact of the campaign on future operations." GPO Stock Number: 008-029-00301-5 ISBN: 0-16-045115-9 ISBN-13: 978-0160451157 Digitized by the U.S. Army...
Topics: The US Army Campaigns of WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines -- Luzon, United...
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TM 5-1060 Roller, Road, Towed Type Sheepsfoot, 2 and 3 Drum, In-line Models W2 and W3 1943-02-12 "LeTourneau Sheep's Foot Rollers are simple to operate, since they are merely pulled back and forth over the fill by the tractor." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections) http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/
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by Cressman, Robert; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division
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A Magnificent Fight: Marines in the Battle For Wake Island by Robert J. Cressman. 36 pp. "THIS PAMPHLET HISTORY, one in a series devoted to U.S. Marines in the World War II era, is published for the education and training of Marines by the History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C., as a part of the U.S. Department of Defense observance of the 50th anniversary of victory in that war."
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by United States. War Dept; Richardson, Eudora Ramsay, 1892-1973
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FM 21-15 Individual Clothing And Equipment . 1945-04-30 "This manual sets forth the broad principles governing the care and maintenance of those items of clothing and individual equipment for which the soldier is responsible. It prescribes the method of pitching shelter tents and the use of other bivouac equipment, the method of assembling and packing authorized field packs, and the procedure governing the display of basic equipment for formal inspection. The care of arms and technical...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945 -- Equipment And Supplies,...
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by United States. War Department; United States. Army. Ordnance Department
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TM 9-463 Gun, 8 in Mk VI, Mod. 3A2 and Mount, Railway, Gun, 8 in, M1A1 1942-01-26 "This manual is published for the information and guidance of the using arms and services and ordnance maintenance personnel....in addition to the description of the 8-in. railway gun materiel, this manual contains technical information required for Identification, use and care of the materiel." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections) http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/
Topics: WWII, World War II, World War, 1939-1945, Artillery, Railway -- United States -- Maintenance And...
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National Archives description: "Summary: American and French police check papers and belongings of Germans entering the American zone. Seq: American and German police chase and capture German gun-runners. LS, wrecked German buildings. Int, "Werewolf" gang meeting.(Ex-Nazi diehards) VS, general activity in the German black market square. MS, American soldier sells cigarettes in the black market. Seq: German police raid and arrest members of the black market. VS, German...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, World War II, The March of Time, World War II: Postwar Issues,...
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by Chapin, John C; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division
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Breaking the Outer Ring: Marine Landings in the Marshall Islands. Captain John C. Chapin. USMCR (Ret). 28 pp. "THIS PAMPHLET HISTORY, one in a series devoted to U.S. Marines in the World War II era, is published for the education and training of Marines by the History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C., as a part of the U.S. Department of Defense observance of the 50th anniversary of victory in that war."
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by United States. War Dept. General Staff
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"The Army of the Third Reich was unleashed completely for the first time in the Polish campaign, which was a preview of German strategy, tactics, and technique. In 20 days of fighting the new German military machine annihilated the Polish armies; Warsaw capitulated after 27 days; and the last point of resistance was subdued in 35 days. Undoubtedly this swift victory was due in great measure to the overwhelming superiority of the German Army in both numbers and materiel, but of equal...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Territorial questions -- Poland, World War, 1939-1945 -- Territorial...
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1941 U.S. Army Training Film TF 11-297 Basic Signal Communication: Field Wire Line Construction Also see Field Manual FM 24-20 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: Military telephone, United States. -- Army -- Signal Corps, United States. -- Army -- Communication...
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by Chapin, John C; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division
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Breaching the Marianas: The Battle for Saipan. Capt John C. Chapin. USMCR (Ret). 36 pp. "THIS PAMPHLET HISTORY, one in a series devoted to U.S. Marines in the World War II era, is published for the education and training of Marines by the History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C., as a part of the U.S. Department of Defense observance of the 50th anniversary of victory in that war."
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by Gorham, John E.
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Electron Tubes In World War II by John E. Gorham. "Although the military uses of electronics have been well publicized in technical journals, the improvements in electron tubes that made possible these military innovations have not been fully reported. While this information is known in some detail by the technical people who were engaged in various phases of tube research and development, an over-all summary of the work done by industrial laboratories and Federal agencies has not been...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Technology, World War II, Tubes, Valves, World War, 1939-1945
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by United States. Department of the Army
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TM 21-221 Informal Games For Soldiers 1943-12-15. CHAPTER I. GAME LEADERSHIP II. GAMES BASEBALL TYPE 1. Swat Ball 2 2. Bat Ball 3 3. Long Ball 3 4. Soakout 4 5. Punch Baseball 5 6. Kick Ball 6 7. Baseball Cricket 6 8. Kick Pin Baseball 7 9. Indian Ball 8 III. NET GAMES 10. Four-Man Volley Ball 9 11. Cage Ball 10 12. Shower Ball 10 13. Paddle Badminton 11 14. Paddle Tennis 12 IV. GAMES FOOTBALL AND SOCCER TYPE 15. Line Soccer 13 16. Mass Soccer 14 17. Sideline Soccer 15 18. Shinny 15 19....
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by United States. War Department
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TM 9-731G 3-Inch Gun Motor Carriage M10A1 1943-07-28 "The manual contains descriptions of the major units and their function as well as instructions for operation, inspection, minor repairs, and unit replacement. Sections I through VII contain information chiefly for the guidance of operating personnel. Sections VIII through XXI contain information intended chiefly for the guidance of personnel of the using arms doing maintenance work. Sections XXII through XXVIII contain information on...
Topics: WWII, Gun-carriages -- United States -- Maintenance and repair -- Handbooks, manuals, etc,...
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by United States. Department of State
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The Marshall Plan At Work In Greece 1950 "On Marshall Plan aid to Greece. Shows an aerial view of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. With the help of Marshall Plan funds and materials, Greeks repair the Corinth Canal, bridges, and locomotives; Greek peasants are given farming equipment; and Greek civilians clear rubble and rebuild ruined villages. Greek boys study in trade schools constructed with Marshall Plan aid. Mules and horses imported from the U.S. work on farms. A mechanical ditch...
Topics: Marshall Plan, World War, 1939-1945, Reconstruction (1939-1951), World War II, World War, 1939-1945...
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by Craven, Wesley Frank, 1905-; Cate, James Lea, 1899-; United States. Air Force. Office of Air Force History; United States. Air Force. Air Historical Group; United States. USAF Historical Division
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The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 1: Plans And Early Operations January 1939 To August 1942 The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 2: Europe - Torch To Pointblank August 1942 To December 1943 The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 3 Europe - Argument To V-E Day January 1944 To May 1945 The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 4 The Pacific - Guadalcanal To Saipan August 1942 To July 1944   [you are here]  The Army Air Forces In World WarII  Volume 5 The Pacific -...
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by Wheeler, Keith
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FOREWORD 7 CONVOY 17 F. S. No. 3 31 HAIRCUT FOR BATTLE 33 PANDORA'S BANDBOX 41 RECESSIONAL 57 HOME FROM THE SEA 65 WAKE AT WAKE 71 MARCUS 87 THE FLYING TRAPEZE 93 NOT IN COMMUNIQUES 101 ROAD TO TOKYO - OR SEATTLE 107 CARRIERS OFF DUTCH HARBOR 113 THE ZOOMIES 125 INTO THE SOUP 137 BATTLING SPITKIT 145 XVII. WILLIWAW 153 XVIII. CRASH 161 XIX. UMNAK MUD IS DEEP 167 XX.ONE-WAY TICKET 175 XXI. MEATBOX 183 XXII. OVER THE HUMP 199 XXIII. SUBS IN SOUP 207 XXIV. FOUR HUNDRED TONS OF TNT 213 XXV. RESCUE...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives, American, United States. Navy, World War,...
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by United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film #16170. National Archives description: "JAPANESE PLANE ATTACK UPON USS LEXINGTON (CV-16) Can Nos. Lengths Pos. Master Supno, No. 16170: 2-5170 1-6004 98" No. 16173 : LS Japanese torpedo plane attacks USS LEXINGTON (CV-16), May 1942. (SV) MCU SBD in flight. LS MCU Japanese planes attack the Lexington (Feb. 20, 1942); ship wing antiaircraft fire. (SV) MCU Australian cruiser (CANBERRA) coming up astern of LEXINGTON; PAN across flight deck of LEXINGTON. MCU...
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by Cooke, David C. (David Coxe), 1917-
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CONTENTS FOREWORD 7 INTRODUCTION 13 I PURSUITS AND FIGHTERS 17 II LIGHT AND MEDIUM BOMBERS 59 III HEAVY BOMBERS 95 IV FLYING BOATS AND SEAPLANES 113 V TRAINING PLANES 139 VI MISCELLANEOUS TYPES 175 VII AMERICAN PLANES IN THE R.A.F 205 Digitized by Google.
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by Stremlow, Mary V; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division
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Free A Marine to Fight: Women Marines in World War II. Colonel Mary V. Stremlow. USMCR. 1994. 40 pp. "THIS PAMPHLET HISTORY, one in a series devoted to U.S. Marines in the World War II era, is published for the education and training of Marines by the History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C., as a part of the U.S. Department of Defense observance of the 50th anniversary of victory in that war."
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by United States. War Department. General Staff
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MILITARY INTELLIGENCE DIVISION, WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, May 20, 1942 Japanese Warfare: A Summary INFORMATION BULLETIN No. 16" "The success of the Japanese in the current Far Eastern conflict has been due primarily to thorough pre-war preparations, to experience gained in more than 4 years of war in China, to development of tactics peculiarly suited to the theaters of operations, to close coordination of air, land, and sea forces into efficiently working combat teams, and to the...
Topics: Information Bulletin, Field Manual, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, World War,...
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FM 7-35 War Department Field Manual, Infantry, Antitank Company, Infantry Regiment And Antitank Platoon, Infantry Battalion 1944-03-15 "The first section of this field manual on antitank company, infantry regiment, covers medical service and evacuation, supply and motor maintenance, marches and bivouacs, offensive and defensive combat, the antitank platoon, antitank squad, and antitank mine platoon. Part two details the antitank platoon, infantry battalion, and gives information on both...
Topics: United States. Army, Platoon level organizations, Field Manual, United States. -- Army --...
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United States Naval Photographic Center film # 6307.  National Archives description "1) AV Japanese air strip & plane revetments, Luzon, Philippines. 2) AV Distant view of bombs exploding on & near four Japanese DDs (good). 3) AV Bombs splash & explode near Japanese transport.4) GV Activity on flight deck, Japanese bomber crash dives to deck of Essex. 5) AV Coast line of Luzon, TBF BG. 6) AV Japanese cruiser smoking from two bomb hits, is. BG.7) AV Shoreline of San Fernando...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, USS Washington, World War, 1939-1945...
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CMH Pub 10-12-1 The Quartermaster Corps: Organization Supply And Services, Volume I by Erna Risch. First published, 1953. "A two-volume account of the activities of the Corps in the zone of interior and efforts to maximize stockage through conservation, reclamation, and salvage." Digitized by the U.S. Army Center of Military History: http://www.history.army.mil
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Topics: The U.S. Army in World War II: The Technical Services, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories...
Interviews of POWs in Sendai Camp #3 . Has sound. First man, a chaplain, Leslie Zimmerman  of Seattle, Washington, describes treatment during Bataan Death March and in Japan as a POW. Second man, PFC. Alvin James Aubuchon from St. Louis, Missouri, was captured on Corregidor. He describes treatment by the Japanese in the POW camps. Mentions a fellow POW named Bingham who was burned by Japanese officer.  Third POW interviewee is PFC Alcide "Bull" Benini from Acosta, Pennsylvania...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval Operations,...